Category: History

October 13, 2022
Angela Landsbury passed away aged 96

Like so many other people across the world I was deeply saddened and shocked at the news of the passing of Angela Landsbury . Angela was an amazing actress who had a long and successful career in both film and television. She will be remembered by many for her role as Jessica Fletcher in the […]

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September 24, 2022
On this day 23rd Sept 1999 Sherlock Monument Unveiled

On this day 23rd September 1999, a monument to Sherlock Holmes was unveiled on Baker Street in London. This was a special day for fans of the great detective, as it marked the 100th anniversary of the first publication of Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The monument is a 9-foot-tall bronze statue […]

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September 22, 2022
On This Day - 1994 - 1st Episode of Friends premiered

On this day in 1994, the first episode of the series “Friends” premiered! How many times did you watch this masterpiece? 🙂

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August 27, 2022
On This Day - 1955 - Guinness Book of Records.

On this day in 1955, the first copy of the Guinness Book of Records was published in Great Britain.

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August 25, 2022
On This Day - 1973 - First CT Scan.

On this day in 1973, the first CT scan was taken.

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August 23, 2022
On This Day - August 24, 2006 - Pluto is no longer a planet.

On August 24, 2006, Pluto was excluded from the list of planets of the solar system and classified as a dwarf planet. Poor little Pluto - don't worry - you might be downgraded, but we won't forget you! In the solar system, there are now only 8 planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, […]

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August 21, 2022
On This Day - August 21, 1932 - First International Film Festival.

The first international film festival took place in Venice on August 21, 1932

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August 20, 2022
On This Day - August 20, 1896 - Rotary Dial Telephone.

On August 20, 1896, the Strowger Automatic Telephone Exchange Company submitted a patent application for the Telephone Rotary Dial. Does anybody remember the days of the rotary dial telephone - I sure do!

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August 16, 2022
On This Day - August 17, 1903 - Pulitzer Prize Established.

On August 17, 1903, the Pulitzer Prize was established in the United States - one of the most prestigious awards in the United States in literature, journalism, music, and theatre. The award is named after newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who donated money to Columbia University to establish the prize. The award is presented annually to […]

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August 15, 2022
August 15, 1769, Napoleon I Bonaparte was Born.

On August 15, 1769, the great emperor of France and the brilliant commander Napoleon I Bonaparte, known throughout the world for his military exploits and reforms, was born.

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